Monday, August 8, 2016

Red Car Property: New Park Bench

Photo: Gary Vlahakis, August 5, 2016.  The City will not pick up dumping from the Red Car Property.  It's not a park, it just looks like one.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

However, as you sit on the new bench, notice the dry brush still has not been cleared except where neighbors have cleared it back from their fences.  Bamboo, arundo and dry pine trees are on the Lake View side of the Red Car Property.  All three are highly combustible and have no business being so close to homes. In the distance, in the canyon, you can see the tops of dead eucalyptus trees, also highly combustible. 

Large 6 to 8 inch long burning embers blew through this corridor during the Silver Lake Fire on June 19, 2016.  Neighbors as far north as India Street and Roselin, just off the Red Car Property, reported seeing the embers fly past their homes.  We were very lucky indeed.